Creative Writing Program
The University of Georgia English Department is thrilled to announce that twelve students have graduated with an MA or a PhD in English in Spring 2017. The graduates are listed below, with conferred degree, dissertation or thesis title, and the members of their committees.
Committee members: McKnight, Henken, Zawacki, Pizzino
“Women & Children”
Committee members: Zawack, Pavlic, Rasula
Professor LeAnne Howe published an article in Wasafiri Magazine - International Contemporary Writing. The article, "Four Things You Likely Didn't Know About NALS," tracks the history of Native American Literature Symposium (NALS), a literary conference now in its 19th year.
The University of Georgia English Department is home to more than 85 M.A. and Ph.D. students, studying a range of creative and critical work—from creative writing to literary to language studies. This wildly accomplished group of students consistently publish, win awards, and achieve other accolades in their fields of study. Below are a listing self-reported accomplishments from the Spring 2017 semester.
Professor LeAnne Howe was interviewed by Wasafiri: International Contemporary Writing, following the Native American Literature Symposium (NALS) in Mystic Lake, Minnesota.
Iowa newspaper The Daily Iowan featured a story about Dr. Ed Pavlić's reading at Prairie Lights Books & Cafe in Iowa City, Iowa.. Dr. Pavlić read from his 2015 book Who Can Afford to Improvise? James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners.
Dr. Ed Pavlić discusses James Baldwin during a radio interview Raoul Peck, director of the new Baldwin documentary, and others
Dr. Ed Pavlić, University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor of English and Creative Writing and author of Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listener, discussed James Baldwin on Radio Open Source with:
Searching For Sequoyah is a documentary about the man who invented a written form of the Cherokee language. The film begins with the familiar story of Cherokee syllabary, but also looks at the much lesser known stories of the Old Settlers, the Mexican Cherokee, and contemporary efforts to revitalize the language. Choctaw LeAnne Howe, Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature at the University of Georgia, is co-producer and writer of Searching For Sequoyah. James M.